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Study finds ADHD stimulant medications not a factor in drug abuse

Posted Nov 17 2008 9:04pm

Medication - Photo Courtesy A study published in the March 3rd Online Issue of the American journal of Psychiatry gives results that may not be too favored by proponents of a drug-free treatment regimen for ADHD. The study analyzed data on 112 young men who had been diagnosed 10 years earlier, when they were 6 to 17 years old. Almost 3/4 of the group had been treated with stimulants and 22 were still taking stimulants to control ADHD symptoms at the time of the study.

The findings were that it was no more likely for people that have been treated with these medications to start using illegal or controlled substances later in life.

This is something I could have told you from my own experiences, but hey, it’s nice to be validated.

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